William Tyler Smith filmed most of his second film Kiss Me Again in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn; the same place where I make my residence. It's a small section of Brooklyn that houses hipsters, young post-college parents, and about 15 sushi restaurants, only three of which are necessary. Kiss Me Again doesn't so much as brush up against the endemic neighborhood, nor does it really allow for much more from its main characters.
Julian (Jeremy London) and Chalice (Katheryn Winnick) live the bohemian dream. They work at a college and a Planned Parenthood center (respectively), live with a bisexual girl with the telling name of Malika (Elisa Donovan), and they have nice normal sex in their nice normal apartment. As always, Julian strays when Elena (Mirelly Taylor), a student, gives him a flirt with a Spanish accent. After much bickering, the couple decides to take Elena to bed. Not long after, Chalice and Elena are meeting by themselves and Julian is being left to an academic probation board with his friend Michael (Darrell Hammond).
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Written by a man (Kwyn Bader) who has convinced himself he knows what women want, "Loving Jezebel" is a film about a sensitive-guy lady-killer with a bad habit of coveting women who are spoken for.
After a prologue in which our hero is freeze-framed while jumping out a window to escape an angry and armed jealous husband, Theodorus (Hill Harper) laments in voice-over about how it all started in kindergarten with a girl named Nicky Noodleman.
In a two-reel run through high school and college (rife with amped-up '80s and first-sex clichés), Theo comes off like a whiney puppy dog type, actually begging for dates and -- here's where the picture's credibility goes straight out the window -- getting girls to say "yes" this way. See, they all have insensitive boyfriends and he's so tender, blah, blah, blah.
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